Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm friendly. I like to make contact with people. I'm the kind of
person who comments on strange situations on the street or in a
shop, probably more than the average person.
I can be rather chaotic. For instance, I lose things a lot. For the
life of me, I can't remember what I did with it, where I saw it
last or whether or not I had it with me at all.
I can be very insecure at times. In my work, in social situations
(this may sound worse than it is, if you meet me, you probably
wouldn't notice that I feel insecure in social situations) (but I
do). In matters of romance, I feel insecure. I seem to fall in love
with 'the wrong people'.
Then again, I have been called intimidating more than once. I'm the
kind of person who can be annoyed by spellling mistakes in the
paper and who can pick up a paper and then blurt out things like
"'ofwel' means 'of' and 'oftewel' means 'met andere woorden' and
why on earth is that so hard to understand?".
I'm romantic and very naive.
I like maths and I like poetry and theology and texts in general. I
tend to go on and on about situations between people. I can go on
for half an hour about a couple of seconds' conversation at the
supermarket that to me 'says something' about human
I never did internet dating because I didn't find it romantic. But
perhaps I shouldn't be so 'precious' about it. (can you say that,
is that a right use of the word 'precious'?)
Having (completely normal and attractive) friends who do this and
actually meet someone really nice, helps as well.
Ah, by the way, now that I'm trying to find things that typify me,
I just thought of something. I procrastinate sometimes. This
profile for instance. I took me a long time to get started on
What else? I have a busy job, that I really love but that takes up
too much of my time. I wish I had more time to sing and dance and
act and read and crochet and pot.
Having been on this site for some time now and having met some men,
I find that I'm often described as 'original', 'different' or
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a teacher at a college in Amsterdam. I'm a sunday school
teacher as well. I love to sing but haven't taken any lessons
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
becoming friends with children I just met.
being brutally honest.
going on and on about things that fascinate me.
I think I'm missing a what-might-be-annoying-section here.
I'm a Dutch language purist. That might be annoying.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
probably that I'm friendly and approachable?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
This is probably a bit embarrassing to admit, but I think I'm not
enjoying everything there is as far as culture, music etc goes, as
well as I could be, if I had more time.
I guess that's true for just about anybody but a bit more for me
than for other people, I think. I find myself going to concerts and
enjoying them very much and then I think: I should go more often.
Good movies, museums, plays, the opera: likewise.
And at the same time I find myself addicted to 'scrubs' on you
tube. I guess often I'm tired and I just watch silly things on you
tube instead of going out. I mean, this is Amsterdam, for crying
A friend of mine once said I go out so little that I'm not worthy
of living in Amsterdam.
So, want to make me worthy of living in Amsterdam?
I like just about any kind of classical music. I love to go to
plays and the ballet. But I have a thing with 'ludiek'. I don't
like 'ludiek'. I like funny. But not 'ludiek'. What is 'ludiek' in
English? I don't know.
I love Tom Lehrer, Taylor Mali, Billy Collins and the taste of
chocolate, ginger, fruit.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
(my family, but that's not how I interpreted the question.
I thought is was more about trivial daily things.)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I have been spending some time thinking about this profile, lately.
I have reacted on other peoples profiles and often didn't get any
answer. I kind of understood that, because I hadn't filled out my
profile. Maybe these men thought: come on, if you don't even take
the trouble to fill out your profile, how can I take you seriously
or react enthousiasticly? So, I always wanted to fill it out. But
never got to it. Didn't have the time. Too busy working. And I
didn't know what to say. How do I summarize myself? Seems
difficult. So actually I've been thinking about this profile
I'm thinking a lot about my work. Mostly about things that the
management throws at us. But also about useful things.
I sometimes think about how people function. How people have become
the way they are.
I try not to think about practical things, how I'm going to pay my
bills and stuff, but I do sometimes.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
too pooped to pop.
No, really, I have a busy day on Friday so I do tend to just come
home, be tired and go to bed early or watch something on you
But I often wish I had made plans. On an ideal Friday night I am at
a theater, enjoying the show. Or having dinner with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I have very little relationship experience.
You should message me if
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and only if
you are intelligent, strong, honest and vulnerable
you mean what you say and say what you mean
you are confused sometimes
you have used the words 'on second thought'/'bij nader inzien' in
the last three months
(and being 'melig' is a plus (but not a must))
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